Shawn Tafoya (b. 1968) is a son of Lucy Year Flower Tafoya, a grandson of Camilio Tafoya and a great-grandson of SaraFina Tafoya. He began making art at the age of five. Although Shawn is a traditionalist in terms of material and technique, his pottery and Pueblo embroidery work is strikingly innovative, and he is well known for it. He has won numerous awards for his work, and has participated in many shows and exhibitions. Interestingly, Shawn is also one of the most gifted Pueblo textile embroiderers working today and teaches this traditional art throughout the northern villages. He is brother to Kelli Little Katchina, Myra Little Snow, and Forrest Tafoya.